As this post is published there are 50 days left of 2014. If you subtract the seven weekends till the New Year and take away the holiday dates for Christmas, you could have about 30 working days left.
So how does that make you feel? Assured that you can comfortably reach your targets by the end of the year, or panicked by how much you are supposed to achieve in the time remaining?
If you’re interested in internet marketing your plans probably fall into one of the following three categories.
50 days remaining means there are going to be at least 50 new shiny objects to grab your attention and tempt you. How many will you purchase? How many do you actually need? If you haven’t worked out exactly what you need to make progress you run the risk of buying products and services that simply won’t help you. If you haven’t identified exactly what you need you run the risk of being tempted to buy anything or everything.
Yes, but learn what? What’s the most important topic you can learn before the end of the year? Again, if you haven’t identified exactly what you need to help you make progress you could be wasting time learning methods that you’ll never need or that will be outdated by the time you come to use them.
It’s no use buying and learning if you don’t do something. If you feel you’re going to struggle to meet your targets in the remaining days of 2014 this is a great opportunity to decide whether you should do more or do less. Which of these two options have you tried so far and how has it been working for you? If you feel intimidated by the approach of 2015 perhaps you should consider what to remove from your ‘to do’ list.
Perhaps having, learning, and doing less can make the end of 2014 more productive. Narrow your focus, keep things simple and concentrate on the most important tasks. You’ll find you can make more progress in the last days of the year.